Sony says that PC pushed them to create the PS4 Pro

Sony says that PC pushed them to create the PS4 Pro

Sony says that PC pushed them to create the PS4 Pro

Sony says that PC pushed them to create the PS4 Pro


The head of Sony Online Entertainment, Andrew House, has stated that PC gaming pushed Sony to create the PS4 Pro to prevent PS4 users from moving to PC platform for superior graphical fidelity. 

He is clear that Sony was not pushed into creating the PS4 Pro by Xbox One or Project Scorpio, which makes sense given the fact that Sony's PS4 Pro will release a full year before Microsoft's Xbox One Project Scorpio.  

It seems that Sony is influenced here by their marketing data from the PS3/Xbox 360 console generation, where Sony found that a large number of gamers moved to the PC platform when their console was in the middle of its life cycle for superior graphical quality. 


I saw some data that really influenced me,

It suggested that there’s a dip mid-console life cycle where the players who want the very best graphical experience will start to migrate to PC, because that’s obviously where it’s to be had. We wanted to keep those people within our ecosystem by giving them the very best and very highest [performance quality]. So the net result of those thoughts was PlayStation 4 Pro—and, by and large, a graphical approach to game improvement.

  Sony says that PC pushed them to create the PS4 Pro  

Both Sony and Microsoft are releasing consoles which offer the same library of games but with enhanced graphical quality and framerates, though they will require gamers to replace their entire system to benefit from these graphical upgrades. 

While some gamers will praise Sony and Microsoft for these upgrades a lot of gamers will be annoyed by the "throw it away" approach of this upgrade structure, which forces gamers to abandon their older console to purchase the new model. Hopefully, Sony and Microsoft will introduce a "trade and upgrade" scheme to appease existing Xbox One and PS4 owners. 

PC will always offer the best graphics in modern games and provides an upgrade structure which can be much kinder than what we see on consoles. After all, it is easy to add more RAM and to replace your GPU with a newer model, especially when you can do so at your own pace. 


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Most Recent Comments

11-09-2016, 14:24:49

Fail, that's all I'm going to say.Quote

11-09-2016, 14:36:56

It's crap like this that drove me to PC gaming. I always saw it as wasteful to completely ditch a whole machine for a new one; especially when the new version is still woefully behind the curve.

I know PC components are expensive, but I swear I've actually saved money over the last five years since I made the switch; probably just by using Steam Sales and Humble Bundles.Quote

11-09-2016, 14:37:49

Wouldn't say fail really. It's still cheaper than a PC. People will still buy it. Also the fact the Gamestop and etc are offering huge buybacks of old consoles to "upgrade" to the Pro/XBoS makes it actually a pretty good deal. Basically can get it half off.Quote

11-09-2016, 14:41:38

I have no issues with this approach as long as PS4 Pro / Project Scorpio exclusive games won't start popping up.Quote

11-09-2016, 14:43:58

Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Fail, that's all I'm going to say.
I wouldn't go that far, but people who made a PC back when the PS4/Xbone gen started and spend £350 on an upgrade now would have a pretty decent gaming PC.

Originally Posted by looz View Post
I have no issues with this approach as long as PS4 Pro / Project Scorpio exclusive games won't start popping up.
That is the question. We all know that after this a PS4 Mega Pro and the Xbox Project (Gemini?) will come after this upgrade.

There will be a cut-off point somewhere.Quote

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